Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include: pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting and more. Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 10-March 28, 2013. Registration required. Information: http://spokane-county.wsu.edu /spokane/eastside. WSU, Spokane County Extension, Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $275 due at time of registration. (509) 477-2048.
Master Gardener Applications - Applications are now being accepted for the University of Idaho Extension Bonner County Master Gardener volunteer program. Classroom training will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 5-May 16 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 1 and are available at the Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave. in Sandpoint. For more information, call (208) 263-8511. $125.
Fall Gardening Series: Storage and Care of Summer Bulbs - Master Gardener Steve Nokes will discuss how to store bulbs (particularly Dahlia tubers, Gladiola corms and Begonia tubers) for the winter so they will be ready for planting in the spring. Monday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 893-8400; also Oct. 25, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Rain Water Collection 101 Workshop - Dan Borba will discuss how to assemble, install and use a rain barrel. Registration is required. Register at the store or online. Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $5. (509) 368-9378.
Free Home Buying Certificate Seminar - Presented by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Learn more about the home buying process. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Valley Hospital, Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 714-7069.
Researching House History - Learn about resources available online, in the library’s downtown Northwest Room and at the Museum of Arts and Culture to discover the history of your house. Registration is required. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Downtown Library, Meeting Room 1A and Ned M. Barnes Northwest Room, 906 W. Main St. Free. (509) 444-5338.
Associated Garden Club Meeting - Renee Harris will discuss holiday wreaths. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information. Oct. 26, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.
Reforest Spokane Day - Second annual event hosted by The Lands Council. Volunteer to plant trees at one of six sites throughout the Spokane area. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/Reforest2012. Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-noon. (509) 209-2851 or (509) 209-2403.
Fall Compost Fair and Leaf Festival - Spokane County residents who complete the activities may take home a free compost bin (limit one per household). Bins are provided by the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System and the Washington State Department of Ecology. Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Free. (509) 625-6800.
In Store Q & A: Local Energy Savings Programs - Bruce Gage of EcoDepot and Susanne Croft of Sustainable Resources INW will answer questions about their energy savings programs in partnership with Avista Utilities. Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 368-9378.
Art Classes at The Art Coop - Upcoming classes include: Today, 1-3 p.m. or Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m., Fused Glass Jewelry, $35. Supplies included in cost. Information: www.theartcoop.net. Art Coop, 4225 N. “G” St. (509) 327-3726.
Tween Club: Rock Gardens - For tweens in grades 4-6. Make your own mini rock garden, enjoy snacks, games and more. Tuesday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
16th Annual Bead Stampede - Northwest vendors with varied beads, beadwork from local artists and gifts from around the world. Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag B Building, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $3/good all three days. (208) 661-2911.
34th Annual Quilt Show - Presented by Washington State Quilters - Spokane Chapter, with featuring quilter Dorie Clark. More than 500 quilts, a Merchant Mall, master quilter demonstrations, WSQ Boutique of quilt items and Hoffman challenge quilts. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8, good all three days, free/age 11 and younger.
Whitworth Auxiliary Annual Fall Luncheon and Bazaar - “Notes of Fall” with a bazaar at 10:45 a.m., and lunch served at 11:30 a.m. The Whitworth Jazz Ensemble will present a program following lunch. Oct. 21, First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. $20. (509) 777-4268.
Pet Portrait Workshop - Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For ages 16 and older. Award-winning artist, Dana Aldis will lead this workshop on how to paint a portrait of your pet from a photo using oil or acrylic paints. Registration due by Oct. 29. Register by calling (509) 229-3414 or at www.artisanbarn.org. Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 195 N. 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $83, bring your own materials.
Happy Hallowienie Costume Contest and Potluck - Bring your own dog or borrow a rescue dog for the day. For Dachshunds or part-breeds please. Chips, plates, dessert, cups, utensils, and some drinks are all provided so please bring real food for your potluck dish. Hosted by Dachshund Rescue NW. Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. RSVP on the Dachshund Rescue NW Facebook page for directions or for more information, visit www.spokanewienerdogs.org. $5.